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Year of the Comet (1992)

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An extremely rare bottle of wine (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811) is discovered. Margaret Harwood is sent to retrieve it so it can be sold at auction. Oliver ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Yates

Writer:

William Goldman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Penelope Ann Miller ... Margaret Harwood
Tim Daly ... Oliver Plexico
Louis Jourdan ... Philippe
Art Malik ... Nico
Ian Richardson ... Sir Mason Harwood
Ian McNeice ... Ian
Tim Bentinck ... Richard Harwood (as Timothy Bentinck)
Julia McCarthy Julia McCarthy ... Landlady
Jacques Mathou ... Doctor Roget
Arturo Venegas Arturo Venegas ... Luis
Chapman Roberts Chapman Roberts ... John
Nick Brimble ... Jamie
Andrew Robertson ... Scottish Farmer
Shane Rimmer ... T.T. Kelleher
Nicholas Ward Jackson Nicholas Ward Jackson ... Snobbish Wine Taster
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Storyline

An extremely rare bottle of wine (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811) is discovered. Margaret Harwood is sent to retrieve it so it can be sold at auction. Oliver Plexico is assigned as her travel guide/bodyguard for the trip. However, other people desperately want the bottle and will stop at nothing to get it. A simple little trip becomes an international chase. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com> [edited]

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A comedy about romance and other perilous adventures. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Very Good Year See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,350,939, 26 April 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,791,515
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Hardy was listed in UK trades when production started as being in this project See more »

Goofs

When Margaret Harwood goes to the MacPherson Castle and encounters Philippe in the shots showing Margaret's face, you can see a hair stuck up on her head. When Philippe's face is shown you can see Margaret's hair is back in place. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Plexico: Pssssst! Maggie!
Margaret Harwood: [Maggie looks out the window, leans out a little, then looks down and sees Oliver on the remaining block of the broken wall planter below] What are you doing?
Oliver Plexico: [smiles tiredly] I've come to rescue you!
Margaret Harwood: [looks behind her, then back to Oliver] Don't rescue me, it's a trap!
Oliver Plexico: Sweet, sweet Maggie! I know it's a Goddamned trap! The point is, I've somewhat bungled things. So... you're gonna have to save me.
Margaret Harwood: [stands upright, crossing arms] Are you safe on that thing?
Oliver Plexico: Define safe.
Margaret Harwood: [...]
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Connections

Referenced in Seinfeld: The Movie (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

(I JUST NEED A PICK AXE TO BREAK YOUR) HEART OF STONE
Lyrics by Susan Marder
Music by Susan Marder and Hummie Mann
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very underrated film
4 April 2002 | by eprattSee all my reviews

The Year of the Comet is in a genre that is the perfect date movie. It is a romantic comedy that is in the guise of an action thriller.

This was William Goldman's first original script since Butch Cassidy. The film even features two actors from the Bond films: Art Malik and Louis Jourdan.

Go rent this movie if you want a surprising, unexpected treat.


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